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Chapter 17, Problem 15QP
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Blood Types Are Determined by Cell-Surface Antigens

Why can someone with blood type AB receive blood of any type? Why can an individual with blood type O donate blood to anyone?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The reason for a person, with blood group AB, can receive the blood of any type.

Introduction: The blood group of an individual is determined by the presence of a certain kind of antigen on the surface of blood cells. A, B, AB, and O are four major blood groups found in human beings. The determination of the blood type of an individual is essential before the process of blood transfusion.

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Blood type AB has no antibodies. If a person with AB blood group receives another blood type, there would be no antigen-antibody reaction...

Summary Introduction

To determine: The reason for a person that has blood type O can donate blood to all types of blood groups.

Introduction: The blood group of an individual is determined by the presence of a certain kind of antigen on the surface of blood cells. A, B, AB, and O are four major blood groups found in human beings. The determination of the blood type of an individual is essential before the process of blood transfusion.

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